29 days in Queensland Itinerary

29 days in Queensland Itinerary

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29 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  29​h
1
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
+4
shuttle + Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  11​h 30​min
3
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Noosa
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Brisbane
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h
6
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Berlin

3
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Spend the 26th (Wed) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. And it doesn't end there: delve into the lush surroundings at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm, tour the pleasant surroundings at Myall Beach, and go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Cape Tribulation vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Berlin, Germany to Cape Tribulation is an approximately 29-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Berlin to Cape Tribulation due to the time zone difference. In September in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Cow Bay Beach
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

4
nights
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Spend the 29th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 30th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, and explore the striking landscape of Mowbray National Park.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip planner .

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 2:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, beaches, outdoors, historic sites, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest, kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, and stroll through Indian Head.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Fraser Island visit planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, ferry, and car from Port Douglas to Fraser Island in 11.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, train, car, and ferry. Traveling from Port Douglas in October, things will get little chillier in Fraser Island: highs are around 31°C and lows about 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek
Lake Birrabeen ©
Lake Birrabeen

3
nights
Noosa

Noosa
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Get out of town with these interesting Noosa side-trips: Kondalilla National Park (in Montville), Kings Beach (in Caloundra) and Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Noosa Main Beach, stop by The Real McCaul, and take some stellar pictures from Laguna Lookout.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Noosa trip website .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Noosa in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Noosa

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trips

The Real McCaul, Kings Beach, Kondalilla National Park, Mooloolaba Beach
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 10:
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Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

4
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach) and Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford). There's much more to do: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Brisbane vacation planner .

Drive from Noosa to Brisbane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Sea World Theme Park, Warner Bros. Movie World
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 14:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

2
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour. On the next day, explore the activities along Heart Reef, then stroll through Airlie Beach Lagoon, and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Airlie Beach trip itinerary website .

Getting from Brisbane to Airlie Beach by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Airlie Beach. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 16:
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Speed Boats Tours
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

4
nights
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 17th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Airlie Beach in October, you will find days in Cairns are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 20:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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